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Toyota Corolla Body Problems and Repair Histories

Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (5%)

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Toyota Corolla body repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (49%)

< $100 (26%)

Chart based on 105 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 7-speed shiftable CVT FWD

16000 mi Annoying rattle in steering wheel area and rear passenger side of vehicle when going over bumpy roads. 
22000 mi Rattle never fixed. 

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2015 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

12000 mi The cover for the electrical console on the passenger's side seat bent and needed to be replaced. It was covered by warranty. 

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2014 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 7-speed shiftable CVT FWD

30000 mi Rattle coming from main dashboard defroster grill. Frequency seems dependent on temperature and humidity. Dealer could not duplicate problem. 

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2013 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

13000 mi fake chrome coating on door handles pealing 

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2011 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

55540 mi

C $35
Had a rattle under car. Turned out to be the heatshield. Rusted out around screws. Dealer refastened with large washers and new screws. 

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2011 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

32700 mi

US $16
Items broken, but not worth the cost of repair: the driver's foot rest came loose from the mount, the passenger's sun shade mounting bracket broke, the center console storage door broke, and the passenger's door guard has come loose. 

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2010 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

50220 mi

C $300
Rattling under passenger side rear door. 

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2010 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

55180 mi air baffle under engine was starting to come loose, they replaced some plastic clips 
875 mi Checked for squeak coming from rear passenger side and rattles coming from behind radio and sunroof. Added foam behind radio and lubricated sunroof. Could not locate source of squeak in rear. Road test for squeak in rear passenger area. Unlike previous technician, this one heard squeak and attempted to locate squeak. Tech removed spare and styrofoam containing tools from trunk and re-seated them. Did not fix squeak. 
3357 mi Squeak from rear passenger side becoming worse. New technician takes for test ride and is able to locate the sound coming from rear seat fold-down latch that needed to be lubricated. Problem finally fixed. 
25000 mi The molding on the driver's side was loose and needed to be replaced. The panel between the doors on the driver's side was misaligned and a clip needed to be replaced to secure it. 
88000 mi

US $360
Lump in driver seat cushion. 
11160 mi

C $25
Audio speaker drivers side door not seated properly. Removed part and installed again. Also, silencing strips on both sides of dash were visible. These were moved into proper position so they cannot be seen. 

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2009 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

4960 mi Front door seals do not seem to be that airthight. Some road noise and wind seems to be heard in the cabin. The dealer says there are no issues. 
12400 mi They had to refinish the alloy wheels due to some pitting. 

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

4340 mi Apron on under-side of moonroof came loose and would not stay when pushed back into place. A very minor issue. 
40480 mi The coating is bubbling up off all the wheel rims. Toyota is not accepting any responsibility on the basis that the warranty had expired (it had been >3 yrs). Problem was noticed at 58,000 km (60,000 km being the other warranty limitation). 
30000 mi Glue leaked through headliner fabric. Headliner replaced. 

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

16120 mi Rattle in the roof light. 
35000 mi Ticking noise in windshield. Toyota has issued a TSB for the problem. Parts ordered. Clutch pedal makes a clicking noise. Dealer says noisy clutch pedal is normal. Ticking noises in windshield continued after repair specified in TSB. TSB specifies work for upper and lower part of windshield. I suspect dealer only did one or the other and not both. 

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

53940 mi Brought it 3 times to dealer could not repair rattles and squeaks 
84000 mi Rust was starting in 3 spots right above the windshield. Bubbling up, not from a chip in the paint. Also light rust around the trunk opening, like the paint was not thick enough.  
3200 mi FP panel rattles. Replaced the whole panel 
4001 mi Dashboard Rattles 
11000 mi Rattles from Dashboard. Dealer refuses to fix and States that rattles is normal in Corolla. Rattles from both seatbelts. They tried to fix but rattles still exist. 
27000 mi Took the car to a car wash. Trunk full of water after leaving. "Can't find anything wrong with it." 
12400 mi Lower glovebox would not close. Cabin air filter cover behind glovebox had come off jamming glove box open. Fixed in 10 minutes no charge. 
11400 mi Rear speaker rattle. Bolts tightened. 

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

small rattle in dash that was never fixed by dealer 

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2008 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

35900 mi Both rear door seals were shrinking away from the car's body as if the rubber compound they were made of had been formulated wrong chemically. 
36208 mi Car goes in to get the sunroof to get fixed for the third time. Sunroof rattles when you close it. They said they put in almost 3 000$CAD of parts to fix it. 

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2008 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

72000 mi had Toyota check on a rattle, did not find source  

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2007 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

125000 mi

US $130
Weatherproofing strip came undone around window and had to be replaced 
53700 mi

﷼120
Failed inspection report. Headlights faded. 
50000 mi

C $40
Replaced cracked wheel covers. 

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

87000 mi

US $350
Center panel,plastic flip-open door broke off 
21000 mi Window rattle PS (front) door.  Window rattle PS (front) door 
26000 mi Door rattle on passenger side (front). 
31000 mi Door rattled. Got the same old story from the service rep "Can't seem to reproduce the noise". Still have the rattle.  

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

119000 mi

US $599
Heat shield and tank strap replaced for corrosion. 

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

91140 mi Piece of exterior handles were rusted. I changed it to prevent rust dripping on paint. 
90000 mi

US $217
Had to replace molding on the Back Windshield, because when hot outside it would make a continuous rubbing noise. 
163060 mi

C $400
Rear passenger rocker panel rusted through. Area was cut out and patched with metal, body filled to smooth it all out, painted and rock guarded. 
25 mi windshield moulding had to be replaced due to whinning noise 

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2004 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

116000 mi

US $450
The top roof paint was wearing off from sun damaged? 

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2004 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

169900 mi

C $600
Rust hole on rocker in front of passenger rear wheel. Same door was rusting at the bottom. Cleaned up rust, patched, sealed and repainted. 

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2003 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

620 mi windows seals replaced on all doors they appeared to shrink and could visibly see they didn't fit. 
79300 mi One headlight heavily fogged from inside. Removed bulbs and dried using hair dryer. 
197000 mi

US $300
The hood would rattle at idle, mechanic replaced some rubber mounts/dampers and solved the problem. 
56000 mi

US $20
Oil change Interior panel repair 

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2002 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

192700 mi

US $3
Yet another interior door opener broke. 
65000 mi

US $117
driver side door handle broke, door panel had to be replaced hence - +90bucks in labor; labor surhcharge would have been 45USD had the door panel not needed to be removed 
114000 mi

US $100
Front passenger side inner door handle pull snapped clean off.  

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2001 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

156240 mi

C $100
Rattles noise when left turn and slow down. Notice the strap of Muffler was broken. The shop just replaced the strap, the problem remains. 

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2001 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

150000 mi

US $50
inside drivers door handle broke off. 
103000 mi

US $7
Replaced driver interior door handle. 2nd time in 2.5 years. 

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2000 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

151000 mi

US $135
Replaced broken passenger exterior door handle. 

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2000 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

96000 mi

US $14
Replaced broken interior door handle 
83000 mi

US $1000
Drivers exterior door handle snapped off 
89000 mi

US $15
Interior driver door handle broke. Son replaced it with new purchased part. 

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1999 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

131000 mi

US $10
Interior driver side door handle broke off 
92000 mi

US $25
interior door handle broke. Replaced with OEM equipment. 

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1999 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

181000 mi

US $300
The trim and upholstry is falling apart, the car is mechanically sound. 
146000 mi

US $8
Inside passenger door handle broke and needed replacement. Bought replacement online and fixed myself. 
116000 mi

US $500
Left front hub nut was loose. After retightening to specifications, noise ceased. 

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Toyota Corolla Body Problems

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